This was our first attempt at a gingerbread house, so our creative juices were just flowing out the ying yang. What's that? Anyway, each wall had a different theme, don't ask me to title them, but it was definitely a fun experience that I recommend to all those who have the patience. The Necco shingles were quite the ordeal let me tell you, but he rest went pretty good. The best part was snacking on all the decorations and messing up on the frosting so I would have to fix it with my tongue, ooops. Thanks Lissa!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
So the yearly family pictures took place after Thanksgiving, and its really everyone now Josh is home. It is the complete family and what a cute one it is. They are so precious, or at least the photographer made it look that way (that's me). I think mine turned out pretty dang good so you can pay me later Lissa ;) Anyway, I am glad to be a part of the Rogers clan and don't you forget it. This is a post to all you MoVal Rogers! Keep smilin. Oh and you raised a fine son, yeah the one in the green shirt and amazing hair. Does he use suave?
So Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is on its way, but this Thanksgiving was one for the memory books. Nick and I went shooting with Ben, Mark, and Craig, which I think every family should do together. It really builds family bonds and displays your 'aim' towards the future with each other. Wink! So, little ole me got to shoot big ole shotguns and the rifle with a sniper scope. That one is my favorite, but nothing is better than shooting a hand gun real fast doing some damage. Ben showed us his combat skills with Nick doing his rendition which was absolutely classic. The only bad part was the traffic on the way and we forgot ear plugs, which I don't recommend, hence the white in our ears (bunched up paper towel) and Ben's ghetto- rigged ear plugs. I was so happy the guys let me tag a long because shooting is way fun, almost as much fun as finding a place to do it, right Mark?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Yeah baby, thats us! We finally broke in the FJ. Last weekend we went out to Joshua tree and tested old blue on the rocky trails of those hills. It was so fun and Nick did a lot better than I thought. He handled the rocks and hills like a champ. I was so impressed. I know him. We went with Cameron Campbell and his wife Vivian and Doug Grover. It was the most perfect weather and good thing we went early b/c Cameron's exhaust cracked so we pretty much hung out at Kragen for an hour. Now we know our way around J-Tree though. Once we got there we went right to it. We climbed a wicked hill and then stopped to have lunch overlooking the beautiful dirt valley that is the lake bed there. I was loving it, with sandwich in one hand and rocks in the other. I was throwing them down the hill b/c I am fascinated with seeing things break from high distances. It was so much fun and the FJ was top notch. I love it although b/c its so new, the ABS doesn't allow for donuts which we did make an effort at. Overall, the day was amazing we just wish Marla could have been there. I highly recommend off-roading and will be back for the whole camping experience for sure. Hopefully, according to Nick, we can use the recovery straps next time b/c that means it was a tough man terrain. Crazy boys and there toys.
So its been a while but that leaves so much new pictures to post. So since last time, Doug and Marla got married and although we accidentally deleted all the awesomepictures we got of the reception, we did get some of the bachelor party a little while before, where an almost stripper graced the boys with a tease of a trench coat and hand cuffs. All in good fun right? That night reviewing the days events, Marla got a little horny. . .
Sunday, August 31, 2008
We attended a formal 80's party this Saturday and went all out. We got all decked out thinking it was gonna go down like 1980 something and when we got there, the most that everyone had done was tease their hair a little except for the Morris' and Shannon. They did pretty good with some hoop earrings and the side ponytail. So yeah, Nick and I just went with it so it wasn't awkward and tried to remind people why the 80s were the best decade ever. No high gas prices, no blatantly dirty music, and overwhelming neon for days. It was a great time with ribs and tri-tip steaks, oh and some bomb salsa compliments of Shannon C. Did someone say steak? I was hoping for razzles and juju bees but what are you gonna do? The Carr's were great hosts and it was especially enjoyable watching 'Better off Dead' to close out the night. "You like Raisins." Just a side note, Ross was the supplier of choice for this party, so if you ever need 80's gear, check it out. I love the 80's, I mean, without it, us 2 cool peeps wouldn't be here and you all wouldn't have anyone to make fun of. Am I right or am I right? Or am I right?
Fun in the sun or moon! My best friend Misti MacGillivray (aka Misti Peppers) was down for her annual family reunion at the beach so I took the chance to meet up with her last week in the evening time, during their stay at Disneyland. It was quite the adventure, California Adventure, Oh Dang! We hung out and walked the streets of Downtown Disney for a while, catching up to a scoop of ice cream or 2. Then we checked out the Lego store. Darth Vader is quite the flirt, let me tell you. . . It was too short of a visit for sure, but at least we can text non stop when we're away from each other. Not while I'm driving of course. Wink!
A night on the town with our friends Doug and Marla. They're engaged. The food was yummy as always, especially the chips. Some were a little more salty than others thanks to Nick and Doug. Chili's is our favorite restaurant ever except for those lamps we always hit our heads on. It's worth the risk though.
Monday, August 4, 2008
So,because our Anniversary is close to Labor Day (Sept. 2nd) we decided to avoid the madness of holiday travelers this year and we celebrated our 3rd anniversary early. Nick got Friday off for once and we stayed at the Mission Inn where we got some sensual massages at the Kelly's Spa place. It felt so good but now Nick knows what a real massage feels like. Mine will never meet his standards now. AH CRAP! Anyway, it was just a nice one night stay and we went all out with room service too. We were impressed, besides the pickle and the dirt blueberry pancakes Nick got. Oh, and the ice cream was ok for the $7 it was, Holy Canoli!!! Saturday morning, we took a dip in the pool in the morning then went and saw Kung Fu Panda. It was very fun to have the time to ourselves, Wink? We highly recommend the Mission Inn. 3 snaps in a Z for this one.
Hey folks, this past week was awesome! I got to see almost my whole family, Doug, Brie, Kayla and Wes, Mom, Tasha, Bryan and Kristen, Myles and Riley and Last but not least my best friend Misti. It was so much fun going to Idaho and Salt Lake. We had an awesome visit especially with the frisbee and Lasso golf. I had to go by myself because Nick had to work but I missed him every second as if you didn't know. Yes, we are still as clingy as ever so deal with it. Anyway, I surprised Doug for his 29th b-day and it was awesome. We had an awesome time playing poker (for fun), football, Pictionary, and of course Yahtzee! It was a much needed vacation while poor Nick got so bored, he almost resorted to read a book. hahahahah.
Friday, July 11, 2008
We had a ton of fun on our nation's holiday especially Nick as you can tell. We hung out with Craig and Lissa and watched movies along with Jaime & Kaylee, Josh, and Erin. The bbq pork steaks and weiners were classic and the beans were amazing but not as amazing as the aftermath. WInk! As 9pm approached, we walked to Palm where we got a perfect view of the Morrison fireworks. They were so cool, but it never lasts long enough for me. During the show, we had to improvise and made our own music to go along with it. Erin got so excited, she thought it was new years. "For all aquaitance be forgot. . ." It was just a relaxing family day and lots of fun.